It was one of the most thrilling games in the history of the Central/Centennial basketball rivalry. Here is bonus video and interviews of the game - where Central defeated Centennial 80-79 in triple overtime.
Boys basketball highlights & results
The Illinois basketball team is headed back to Georgia this weekend. Sunday afternoon's game against Auburn will be their second game of the week in Atlanta. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has been there all week and has more on how they're turning the page after their first defeat.
Illini win 25-22, 25-21, 25-16
An extended look at Illinois-signee Michael Finke in action against Central.
The Illinois volleyball team will start it's NCAA Tournament run Friday night when they host Morehead State in the first round. Illinois is the No. 13 seed and could play at home all the way until the Final Four.
Four-star quarterback Jack Beneventi (Lisle, Ill - Benet Academy) verbally committed to Iowa Thursday night, picking the Hawkeyes over Illinois.
Girls & boys basketball, wrestling scores
It has been an unbelievable season so far for the Eastern Illinois football team, but they say it won't mean a thing if they fail to make a deep playoff run. The Panthers get their chance to take that first step Saturday when they host Tennessee State, and WCIA 3's Matt Wettersten has more on what lies ahead for them this weekend.
The Illinois basketball team is moving forward after their first loss of the season Tuesday night, and head coach John Groce says there is no panic within the locker room. It might be easy to overreact after Illinois blew a 12-point lead in the final nine minutes of a 67-64 loss to Georgia Tech, but Groce says it all came down to a lack of execution. That is something he is hammering home in practice this week in hopes that they don't make the same mistakes again.
For the first time this year the Illinois men's basketball team will try to bounce back from a loss. It was a tough one Tuesday night losing in the final seconds at Georgia Tech. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns was with the Illini in Atlanta and has more on where the team goes from here.
The Illinois women's basketball team tried to do what the men could not - and that is beat Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Like the men, though, the women ran out of gas losing 93-69 to the Yellow Jackets. Illinois guard Sarah Hartwell, who transferred to Illinois from Georgia Tech, scored 9 points in her return to Atlanta. Illinois (5-3) hits the road on Saturday against Colorado.
The Illinois men's golf team is moving up again in the national rankings. The final coaches poll of the fall season was released today, and the Orange and Blue are ranked No. 6 in the country. That is up from No. 14, where they were in the preseason.
The Fighting Illini led a 12-point second-half lead slip away en route to a 67-64 loss at Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. After trailing by 3 points at halftime, Illinois fought back to open up a 12-point advantage with 9:00 to go in the game. But the Yellow Jackets (6-3) closed the game on a 19-4 run to hand the Illini their first loss of the year.
Marcus Catchings had a career night to lead Urbana past Normal West 60-48. Catchings led the way with 15 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds. Conner Gremer scored a team-high 20 points for the Tigers. Click here for all the highlights and scores from Tuesday's action.